Mercedes working to bring in business to new industrial park

MERCEDES — As construction on the “light” industrial park in Mercedes nears completion, Development Corporation of Mercedes Executive Director Melissa Ramirez along with local...

McAllen innovator learns that simpler is better

At age 69, Juan Guerrero says he’s proof that you don’t have to be young to come up with new ideas.

Sam Houston Elementary’s fictional town comes to life for students

For a fictional town, Houstonville was awfully busy Wednesday morning. Held at Sam Houston Elementary in South McAllen, Houstonville is part of McAllen ISD’s Minitropolis program, which partners elementary schools with local businesses to provide students realistic financial and civic experience in a creative setting. Minitropolis is now in its 23rd year at Sam Houston and is held in six McAllen ISD schools. For about an hour a week for the rest of the school year, classrooms in Houston Elementary will put up signs and stock their shelves with wares. Students will work as store clerks and postal carriers and bank tellers, city councilmembers and newspaper hawkers and police officers, exchanging faux currency for stuff donated by local businesses and parents. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Donna closer to southbound commercial traffic at international bridge

The path to commercial traffic eventually crossing at the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge cleared another hurdle in February.U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin...

RGV jobs numbers hit historic lows in April

The recently released jobs numbers for April showed what many in the Rio Grande Valley had seen for the last 18 months: improvement. Nearly every...

Truckers warn supply chain in jeopardy if they don’t get better COVID-19 protection

America’s supply chain could be in jeopardy if the government doesn’t act swiftly to help protect the country’s truckers, some industry officials and drivers...

Trump notifies Congress of intent to renegotiate NAFTA

As expected, President Donald Trump this morning notified Congress of his intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement -- a 20-year-old pact...

Former educator realizes dream to open up a business as a franchisee

PHARR — After over 20 years in the classroom as a teacher and a coach, Jose Gonzalez decided it was time to make a...

McAllen enthusiast: Local blogger’s Nine to Five Guy posts promote city in unique way

McALLEN — Promoting the city and a healthy lifestyle seems to come naturally for local blogger Robert Lopez.The McAllen native is becoming known throughout...

Mission assesses status of Madero Bridge project

Project estimated to cost $114.1 million.